Montgomery County Board of Elections expects high traffic through Monday

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – With just days to go until Election Day, the Montgomery County Board of Elections gave another update on early voting in the county Thursday.

Director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections Jan Kelly said Wednesday saw 3,288 early voters, the largest number yet. Kelly said that brings the total in-person early voters to more than 42,000. Absentee ballots mailed out now total 102,407 to voters in the county, 85,128 of which have been returned to the Board of Elections. If you haven’t mailed your absentee ballot back you can still do so. Ballots must be postmarked by November 2.

Many voters who made their way to the polls on Thursday said the process was quick and easy.

“It didn’t take long at all. The workers were very efficient,” said Pamela Brooks.

Maggie Zepernick, who is a first-time voter said, “It was super quick and easy. It was really organized too. I got out of there in probably like 12 minutes.”

“It was about only 10-15 minutes. I thought it was going to be very long. But they were very efficient with their time and everything so it went really well. It was my first time voting so I was a little nervous going into it. It was kind of unexpected what the turnout would be,” Joseph Yerkins said.

Kelly said she expects at least 3,000 in-person voters each day through Monday. The Board of Elections is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Voters will not be able to vote at the Board of Elections Tuesday but will need to visit their polling place. If you need to find your polling place you can do so here.

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